Crime in Cork, Ireland

Crime rates in Cork, Ireland

Level of crime
34.61 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
67.32 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
30.92 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
24.98 Low
Worries car stolen
24.78 Low
Worries things from car stolen
31.65 Low
Worries attacked
31.59 Low
Worries being insulted
36.64 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
17.58 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
52.54 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
41.58 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
30.26 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
29.57 Low

Safety in Cork, Ireland

Safety walking alone during daylight
81.33 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
53.98 Moderate

Contributors: 126

Last update: November 2020

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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7 Comments so far
Alex on Aug 21, 2020:
Ive been living in Cork for over 18 years now. I moved when i was 7 with my parents. For quite some time i thought it was very safe but recently the crime has started to rise a lot. I lived in a suburb very close to the city and there were many fights at night. People were also starting fights with me for no reason. Our house was vandalized(broken windows and egged) I moved to the city center over a year ago and both mine and my brothers motorcycles were stolen, our neighbors car had been vandalized and another had its wheels stolen. There are also plenty of druggies at night but during the day its peaceful enough besides the odd drunk passed out in the park.
Kerryman in Exile on Jun 09, 2020:
I've lived in Cork City since 1992. Neither myself, my wife, not my three now adult children have ever been the victims of any crime whatsoever. That's right; no assaults, burglaries, no pickpocketting, no anything! Cork is an incredibly safe city to raise a family. It's easygoing and friendly.
Anonoymous on May 01, 2020:
Apparently and sadly, Cork is not as safe as how this website suggests. I have been doing some research because I have been thinking to move there to improve my English skills and I have just found this facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/corksredfm/posts/do-you-feel-safe-on-the-streets-of-cork-were-speaking-to-vincent-who-has-returne/10157150998827060/

(Almost everyone say they don't feel safe walking on Cork streets and they're locals!!).

Also, I have been following news from Dublin and Cork and unfortunately, assaults happen pretty often in both cities. It's really sad.

If you're wanting to move to Ireland, I would suggest you to check everything you can before moving. You can ask to locals or check news from the city you're wanting to move to. I don't believe people who say that all cities are dangerous. Cork is not that big, I have visited a much bigger city from my country (this page ranks it with a much higher crime) and I've never felt unsafe walking there! Also, I live nearby a city that has 103,477 inhabitants (Cork has around 200,000) and I've never felt unsafe walking at day/night.

Ireland seems to have a thug issue. Those are called "Irish Travellers" and they are the scumbag of Ireland. Unfortunately, the whole country is full of them: https://www.cso.ie/en/releasesandpublications/ep/p-cp8iter/p8iter/p8itd/

I hope this comment helps! I would honestly consider to move to another country instead. I'm not willing to feel unsafe nor in danger.
Sergio Raven on Oct 15, 2018:
My motor bike got stolen yesterday night, it was 1 month old... a colleague of mine bought a bike ( cycle ) it was stolen within 2 weeks
Anonymous on Nov 14, 2017:
I’d agree with the previous poster, that dangerous driving is a major challenge. Normally courteous people seem to transform into pushy, dangerous, inconsiderate and downright aggressive individuals behind the wheel. The narrow, winding roads with a lack of shoulders complicates the issue.
John Murphy on Jan 20, 2017:
After recent tragic drug related incidents in Cork it highlights the danger of illegal drugs, these aren't the first incidents either! I think the easy availability, cheap price of drugs and addictive nature contributes hugely to crime, mostly theft. I have witnessed drug dealing and fights due to drugs and I know the difference between alcohol and drug fights, I have also been the victim of robbery, to pay for the criminals habit. To finish I think more needs to be done on education as to the dangers and fatal consequences of drug use, more police and stiffer sentences for the masters of this evil trade!
Darren McAdam-O'Connell on Jan 20, 2017:
By far the biggest crime problem in Cork is traffic related, dangerous driving, cycle lanes blocked by dangerous parking and this isn't captured in this questionnaire. Also the questions on car theft would be better replaced with ones on bike theft as verty few people in the city (as opposed to suburbars and surrounding countryside when ownership levels are exceptionally high) own a car.